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There are 46 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Marine life".

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1. Microplastics in the bellies of creatures living at the bottom of the ocean

Around half of marine creatures living at depths of more than 2,000 metres in the North Atlantic could be eating microplastic material, marine scientists have discovered.

Tags: Biodiversity, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
2. Biodiversity detectives!

Take a look at some of the amazing techniques scientists use to follow nature's clues.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Earth observation, Forests, Invasive species, Mapping, Marine life
3. Down in the bottom of the deep blue sea

Deep sea covers most of our planet and yet we know more about the surface of the moon than its dark depths.

Tags: Antarctic, Biodiversity, Fish, Genetics, Marine life, Oceans, Reefs
4. Devil rays get worldwide protection, and genetic tools could catch out illegal traders

Devil rays, close cousins of the enormous manta rays, are stars of nature documentaries. These charismatic creatures are under threat from humans, specifically, because of the gill plate trade.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Fish, Genetics, Marine life, Oceans
5. RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship one year on

It's exactly a year since NERC launched a campaign to name our new polar research vessel. We take a look at what's happened since RRS Sir David Attenborough was picked.

Tags: Antarctic, Arctic, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics
6. Trees of the sea share their secrets

Coralline algae are found on nearly every shore in the world and could be holding important clues to climate change. Kelvin Boot explores.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth system, Ecology, Marine life, Weather
7. What can satellite data do for aquaculture?

The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project seeks to help shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria.

Tags: Marine life, Farming, Oceans
8. Gliders on the storm

Marine scientists are a hardy bunch, but even they aren't keen on working amid 60ft waves in the depths of the Atlantic winter. Luckily next-generation ocean robots increasingly mean they don't have to.

Tags: Technology, Robotics, Oceans, Marine life
9. Diving for science

Jo Porter and Richard Shucksmith describe what it's like to take part in an intensive course training the scientific divers of the future.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Marine life, Oceans, UK
10. Autosubs are go!

Science and industry are working hand in hand at the new Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. The result, reports Sue Nelson, is an exciting new future for marine robotics in the UK.

Tags: Mapping, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics, Technology

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